After installing XP Service pack 3 you might find windows update doesn’t work

After installing XP Service pack 3 you might find your internet connectivity and/or network connectivity becomes a bit dodgy. So you might consider going to windows update to see if there’s a new driver only to find a problem occurs and windows is unable to continue on the windows update site.

The problem: it appears that certain OEM editions (those which come with PCs at time of shipping) of XP have certain configurations which cause Service Pack 3 to fail the installation of windows update v.3, and as a result the required files are not properly installed.

The solution: manually download windows update v.3 and force the application to re-install.

http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

download to your c: drive then start up command prompt (programs/accessories/command prompt) then type WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce

once its run, reboot your pc, go to windows update and then install all the updates you’ve missed!

For more info see the information from microsoft : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

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